10 May 2013
The IFP urges the municipality of Tjakastad in
Mpumalanga to urgently construct a walk-bridge across Nkomazi
River in Tjakastad for residents.
IFP Spokesperson on Cooperative Governance and
Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith MP, said, "Residents of Tjakastad
especially pensioners have been putting their lives at risk for
years now, by crossing the river that has no bridge but only
stones used as the passage to cross the river. The municipality
of Tjakastad must build a bridge across Nkomazi River
immediately. Residents have been requesting this for years, but
to no avail.
This is yet another example of complete
failure by local government."
Smith added, "Government and its councillors
must make the safety of our people a priority. How many people
must drown before this bridge is built?"
The IFP will closely monitor this issue and
trust that the bridge will be constructed as a matter of
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional
Mr. Peter Smith, 083 299
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497